Exceed PCA and Other Traffic Charges – Fine

This is a case study on several traffic offences and an Exceed PCA charge resulting in a fine and a licence cancellation for a minimal period.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was charged with multiple driving offences after getting caught by the police one early morning. He was on his green P’s and had been licensed for around 6 months. He was driving with 4 passengers in the car and 2 passengers in the boot. Further, when subjected to a breath test, he tested with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%.

What happened at court?
Kristina Kothrakis acted on the client’s behalf at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on the following charges:

  • Exceed PCA 49(1)(b)
  • P1 – had more than 1 passengers in vehicle
  • General Duty of Driver or Person in Charge of Motor Vehicle
  • Fail to Have Possession of Licence
  • Failure to Wear Seatbelt
Our client was remorseful over the incident and had acknowledged the seriousness of his offending. He promptly took steps to know more about road safety practices and even started sharing them with friends. Submissions were made highlighting his efforts to take accountability for his actions. Our client was an employed man, a gifted sportsman who devotes some of his time to coaching younger children, and a person who has the full support of his family.

What was the result?
The magistrate ultimately imposed a fine and a licence cancellation for the minimum period.

Kristina KothrakisKristina Kothrakis

Kristina has significant experience in criminal trials and also holds a degree in Science, majoring in Psychology, an invaluable area of knowledge, as many of her clients suffer from psychological disorders.

Kristina strives to achieve the best possible result for all her clients. Skilled, decisive and assertive, Kristina demonstrates dedication, care and professionalism at all times.

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DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 20/03/2020